|Honoring humanity through creative self – expression.
Dedicated to providing quality movement based theatre
through performance, education, collaboration and
CLOwNING Levels 1&2
LEVEL I: Discover your inner clown!
Instructors are experts in slapstick, how to take a pie in the face,
mime, character development, makeup application and much more.
Class is tailored to the needs of participants,
as well as the availability of the professional instructors.
LEVEL II: Continue the journey of uncovering
your personal clown, don a red nose and study the techniques
of Jaque Lecoq, Frosty Little, Elizabeth Baron,
Ettienne Decroix, Giovannie Fusetti,
Marcel Marceau and other masters.
The Summer Session begins June 9th
Instructors: provided by Byrd Productions, are a variety of
Kansas City's top professional clowns, mimes
and performing artists including:
Beth Byrd, Heidi Van, Dennis Porter, Stephanie Roberts,
Jay & Leslie Cady, Hailey Lauren Jones,
Patrick Rippeto, Terry Davolt and Kent & Kevin Mercer.
LEVEL II: Tuesdays , 8:00 - 9:00pm
LEVEL I: Wednesdays 8:30 - 9:30
beginning June 11th
$99 for nine week session at
City in Motion, 3925 Main, KCMO 64111
City in Motion, 3925 Main
go to www.cityinmotion.org or call 816-561-2882
|Byrd Productions in collaboration with the Kansas City Fringe Festival is delighted to present:
A Master Class in Clown: Skill Integration with The Submarine Show
Can you burp the alphabet, sing opera, play the kazoo, decorate a cake, solve a rubics cube, fold a paper crane,
dance ballet on point, stand on one hand, or make fart sounds in your arm pit? Any skill can be a vehicle for
This master class in physical theatre, lead by former Cirque du Soleil performer Jaron Hollander and Emmy
Award winner Slater Penney, explores how tricks and narrative can be combined to create truly virtuosic
At the Just Off Broadway Theater,
3051 Central, KCMO 64108
10:00 - noon
Saturday, July 26th
$30 - We have 19 folks who have bought their tickets and 2 more
whom I have confirmed personally. Thank you! Online ticket sales
have closed. We have room for only 4 more!!! Doors open at 9:30.
See you all then.
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Catch The Submarine Show performances at the KCFringe Festival!
go to www.kcfringe.org for show tickets.
Jaron Hollander, International Circus Artist and native to the east bay, has many titles including Clown, Acrobat,
Aerialist, Actor, Director, Coach, Master Teacher and Artistic Director. Jaron has been performing professionally for
32 years, a fact that is even more impressive considering he is only 40 years old. He has spent the interim time
performing around the world with many companies including Cirque Du Soleil, Make*A*Circus and Flynn Creek
Circus. He has made quite a mark in Northern California’s performing arts scene as a Co-founder of both Berkeley’s
Impact Theatre and Mendocino’s Flynn Creek Circus. Jaron is known as an accomplished teacher having taught
theatre and circus arts all over the bay area at well known schools including the Clown Conservatory, Cal Shakes and
Berkeley Repertory’s Theatre School, Sacramento Theatre Company and Splash Circus just to name a few.
For Slater Penney, variety is the spice of life. He is a national and international award winning performing artist,
choreographer and instructor, his biggest award being an Emmy in 2001 for work as a motion capture specialist with
Tech TV. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz in the Theatre Arts, studied circus in San Francisco and Oakland, and
furthered his professional training at the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre. Slater has performed and
toured with Gamelan X, Make*A*Circus, Lunatique Fantastique, and The Crucible's Fire Operas. He has two devised
works of physical theatre: "Le Projet Migration," with his wife Christine Germain, and "The Submarine Show," with
Jaron Hollander. He's excelled as a teacher, including the San Francisco Circus Center, Marin Theatre Company, the
Berkeley Rep school of Theatre, and the Kinetic Arts Center in his credits. He is now Preschool Director at Luna
Gymnastics, offers classes and private lessons at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, and performs as often as is